Picture of How to make a Thor Costume
This Instructable is being entered into the 3rd Annual Make it Stick contest and the Halloween Easy Costumes Contest. Don't forget to vote... even if it's not for me. :(

My wife and I decided to dress up for the release of the Avengers movie earlier this year. Considering the fact that I had been growing my hair out and that I had a beard we thought it appropriate for me to go as Thor. I started by making Thor's hammer Mjolnir, which you can see here: How to Make the Hammer of Thor.

After I finished the hammer my wife helped me finish the rest of the costume. Unfortunately I didn't get a whole lot of pictures but I will try to fill the details in by explaining each step really well.

Step 1: Supplies

For the chest piece and belt we used craft foam, grey and silver spray paint, and lots of hot glue.

The chest piece was attached to a piece that I termed "the yoke" because I didn't know what else to call it. It was kind of like a huge collar. For that piece I used cardboard and black spray paint.

The cape was made from a red bed sheet. I recommend this because it's already nicely hemmed, and it's a pretty cheap way to buy several yards of fabric.

The wrist bands were made from scraps that I cut from the bed sheet and were held on using leather straps.

For the boots I made spats out of pleather and attached them to boots I already had.

For the rest I just wore blue jeans and a black muscle shirt.

The tools you'll need to do it the way I did it are a hot glue gun and plenty of glue sticks, a pair of scissors, a stapler, and a utility knife.
zslimp made it!4 months ago
made it. turned out great
The Rambler (author)  zslimp4 months ago

That's awesome man! I love it! It looks like you went with a thicker foam which is cool since it looks like it adds some depth to it.

RemakerRobin made it!23 days ago

I made it.

Sorry for the picture quality - Thank you for the tutorial, a real help in making the costume :)

Thanks again.

thor cos.jpg
The Rambler (author)  RemakerRobin22 days ago

Awesome! I like the vambraces. They kind of have a hammered metal look in the picture. How did you do those?

I used grey/silver duct tape and a red pillow case (can only just be seen underneath)

I wrapped my arm in duct tape (sticky side up NOT on skin .. that would hurt) and then over lapped small duct tape triangles.

- followed this > http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-Dragon-... < tutorial, just adapted it :)

I cut the brace down the middle and used a leather thread to tie it together.

Hope that made sense :)

The Rambler (author)  RemakerRobin18 days ago

Awesome! It really turned out great.

catharlt made it!2 months ago

Made it!

This pictures aren't very good, when I have better ones I'll update this

Great tutorial, THX <3

The Rambler (author)  catharlt2 months ago

That's fantastic!

catharlt2 months ago
Haha love it
The Rambler (author)  Amelia makes stuff2 months ago


mpmuebles4 months ago

Incredible, very nice dress

The Rambler (author)  mpmuebles4 months ago


awesome man awesome
The Rambler (author)  Zender cool1 year ago
gunman152 years ago
what kind of boots did you use?????
The Rambler (author)  gunman152 years ago
They're some sort of German military boot. I bought them off a military surplus website a while ago. I had the straps around them added later.
thank you i'm kinda crashing a cos-play party that one of my friends told me to come to and I have naturally black hair...lol wish me luck to find a wig.
Thanks again,
The Rambler (author)  gunman152 years ago
Sounds fun! Good luck.
It was great... i really looked like him thank you so much for the help.
Peace out and live long
The Rambler (author)  gunman152 years ago
No problem, glad you had fun!
I got a wig and I'm going to make the hammer you made lol.
"waves are but water, wind but air, and though lightning be fire, yet it must answer thunder's call." Thor
"waves are but water, wind but air, and though lightning be fire, yet it must answer thunder's call.
thank you.
poofrabbit2 years ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
The Rambler (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
Thanks! I've never been a finalist before so that alone is exciting. Winning would definitely be awesome though.
You should feel good to be a finalist! It's a huge accomplishment, best wishes I think you have a great chance!
You should feel good to be a finalist! It's a huge accomplishment, best wishes I think you have a great chance!
Wonderful! I love how you even paid attention to the folds of the cape when you stapled it on!
The Rambler (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
The cape is my favorite part. I had to make sure it looked and flowed right. I think capes should be part of everyday wear. Nothing makes you feel empowered like wearing a cape! Haha
mikeasaurus2 years ago
The costume came out great!
The Rambler (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
Thanks! That's mostly because of my wife. I was just going to put silver circles on the shirt like the old school comics, but thankfully she would have none of that.